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omega4

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Looks like Atmos could be coming to some car makers soon... 🚗

So I am intrigued, would this be the first Blu Ray used in a car 'infotainment' system. I had a look back but could not see any of the systems mentioned earlier in this thread had anything other than DVD or USB drives. Wow, so that would mean HD video that turns off when you move instead of SD! ;)

Seriously though I guess this would be a purely data driven system without an optical drive but if that is the case then Atmos digital files will need to be available for download unless it is to be cloud based only? I don't know about cars outside of the UK but it is illegal to have video from a disc whilst the car is moving hence my cheeky comment above. This disables the disc menu so you have to get an album playing before moving. If the USB inputs are used, say with FLAC files, the usual menu works fine.

This was a long winded way of saying that Atmos in cars can probably only really work if digital Atmos files can be purchased. I know many of us in the QQ family can extract them but for a commercial system from a company like Panasonic there would need to be software available wouldn't there?

Until then my Skoda will keep me entertained in glorious 5.1. As an aside I recently discovered that it supports a 2TB hard drive full of 96/24 FLAC albums which was a massive surprise as I had thought the max was a 128GB USB or SD card. Now I just need to get out of lockdown and go on a 15,000 mile journey!
 

OdysseyMusik

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Seriously though I guess this would be a purely data driven system without an optical drive but if that is the case then Atmos digital files will need to be available for download unless it is to be cloud based only?
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This was a long winded way of saying that Atmos in cars can probably only really work if digital Atmos files can be purchased. I know many of us in the QQ family can extract them but for a commercial system from a company like Panasonic there would need to be software available wouldn't there?
Yeah! Good question!
Anyone knows about any plans for turning Dolby Atmos into multichannel flac? I wonder how Tidal are streaming D.A. As compressed ac3? Is this the only way?
If it never will be able to turn into mc flac then it's a problem! How long will Blu-ray players live?
 

LennonCobain

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I have lost hope for downloads of multichannel music (of artists I care about) to ever become available in any notable amount. There are millions of vehicles on roads around the world right now that support 5.1 FLAC or WAV. The record labels have determined that’s a market not worth pursuing.

Therefore, I am not expecting anything to come about due to in-car Atmos.
 

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We already have cars with ceiling speakers like what Acura, Mercedes, and Lexus are doing.

The only company pushing Atmos would be Panasonic in Acura with ceiling height channels.
 
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